Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32WSSC’s SLMBE Office continues to set the standard for Supplier Diversity by developing a world-class diverse supply chain that adds value. The SLMBE Office is critical to WSSC’s strategy and is dedicated to creating an inclusive purchasing environment while building sustainable relationships, expanding opportunities, and cultivating growth of M/WBE and SLBE firms. The SLMBE Office has continued to strengthen its efforts to enhance and expand access to WSSC’s contracting opportunities for M/WBE and SLBE firms. We strategically plan workshops and trainings to assist in the development of competency and capacity for our suppliers. Additionally, the SLMBE Office maintains a deliberate presence in the community through various outreach events. Outreach Tools The SLMBE Office uses various tools to enhance its outreach efforts and stakeholder engagement. WSSC SLMBE Website – www.wsscwater.com/slmbe Weekly E-Alerts Dedicated Mailboxes: • SLMBE – SLMBE@wsscwater.com • Web-Based Compliance – wsscwebcompliance@wsscwater.com • Disparity Study – wsscstudy@wsscwater.com WSSC's YouTube Television Station Media Outlets – Featured on Pat Thornton Hour, WHUR Periodicals – Featured in MEA Magazine WSSC Supplier Portal System (formerly Central Bidder Registration or CBR) – www.wsscwater.com/supplier WSSC’s Web-Based Compliance System – www.wsscwater.com/slmbe then Go to “Compliance” On November 1, 2015, WSSC launched the new WSSC Supplier Portal System. It replaced the Centralized Bidder Registration (CBR) system, and provides faster, more efficient service for doing business with WSSC. It reduces paper-based forms, streamlines the bidder registration process and offers a much more effective way to process invoices and payment to suppliers. The new portal offers an improved user experience, allowing suppliers to easily: • Manage their profile and documents • Receive and view solicitations based on products and services they provide • Improve communication capabilities between suppliers and WSSC Businesses registered in the CBR prior to October 29, 2015, received notifications and information about the new portal and were automatically transferred from the CBR to the WSSC Supplier Portal. Effective November 9, 2015 solicitations are distributed only via the new WSSC Supplier Portal. Businesses not yet registered with WSSC are encouraged to visit the WSSC Procurement page at wsscwater.com/ contracts for registration information. A vendor must be registered in the WSSC Supplier Portal in order to do business with WSSC. Strategic Partnerships The SLMBE Office continues to actively participate on leadership boards and committees of Supplier Diversity organizations to remain connected to the best and current practices in supplier development and to provide expertise on administering a Extensive Outreach Participants at WSSC’s 2016 Women Business Owners Expo 18 WSSC SLMBE Program Performance Results Report FY 2016